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BOARD OF NURSING Board Resolution No.

220 Series of 2004

PROMULGATION OF THE CODE OF ETHICS FOR REGISTERED NURSES

WHEREAS, the Board of Nursing has the power to promulgate a Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses in coordination and consultation with the accredited professional organization (Sec. 9, (g), Art. III of R.A. No. 9173 , known as the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002);

WHEREAS, in the formulation of the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the Code of Good Governance for the Professions in the Philippines was utilized as the prinicipal basis therefor: All the principles under the said Code were adopted and integrated into the Code of Ethics as they apply to the nursing profession;

WHEREAS, the promulgation of the said Code as a set of guidelines, regulations or measures shall be subject to approval by the Commission (Sec. 9, Art. II of R.A. No. 9173); and

WHEREAS, the Board, after consultation on October 23 , 2003 at Iloilo City with the accredited professional organization of registered nurses, the Philippine Nurses Association, Inc (PNA), and other affiliate organizations of Registered Nurses, decided to adopt a new Code of Ethics under the afore-mentioned new Law;

Cultural diversity and political and socio-economic status are inherent factors to effective nursing care. when the foregoing are not possible. This responsibility encompasses promotion of health. However. spiritual. social. SECTION 3. To assume this responsibility. . THEREFORE. SECTION 2. Health is a fundamental right of every individual. physiological. to promulgate the hereunder Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses: ARTICLE I PREAMBLE SECTION 1. and restoration of health. psychological. alleviation of suffering. and ecological aspects of illness.NOW. assistance towards a peaceful death shall be his/her obligation. recognizes the primary responsibility to preserve health at all cost. The Filipino registered nurse. utilizing the therapeutic process. prevention of illness. believing in the worth and dignity of each human being. the Board hereby resolved. registered nurses have to gain knowledge and understanding of man s cultural. as it now resolves.

Personal information acquired in the process of giving nursing care shall be held in strict confidence. and the members of the community provides the incentive to attain and maintain the highest possible degree of ethical conduct. consider the individuality and totality of patients when they administer care. Ethical Principles 1 . co-workers. respect the spiritual beliefs and practices of patients regarding diet and .The desire for the respect and confidence of clientele. 2. ARTICLE II REGISTERED NURSES AND PEOPLE SECTION 4. Individual freedom to make rational and unconstrained decisions shall be respected. SECTION 5. Values. Guidelines to be observed: REGISTERED Nurses must a. customs. 3 . b. colleagues. and spiritual beliefs held by individuals shall be respected.

Quality and excellence in the care of the patients are the goals of nursing practice. 3 . c. Guidelines to be observed: REGISTERED Nurses must . uphold the rights of individuals. ARTICLE III REGISTERED NURSES AND PRACTICE SECTION 6. 2. d. Accurate documentation of actions and outcomes of delivered care is the hallmark of nursing accountability. take into consideration the culture and values of patients in providing nursing care. Ethical Principles 1 . their welfare and safety must take precedence. SECTION 7. Human life is inviolable.treatment. in the event of conflicts. However.

insure that modification of practice shall consider the principles of safe nursing practice. be cognizant that professional programs for specialty certification by the BON are accredited through the Nursing Specialty Certification Council (NSCC). b. e. see to it that quality nursing care and practice meet the optimum standard of safe nursing practice. if they are administrators. g. if in position of authority in a work environment. know the definition and scope of nursing practice which are in the provisions of R. be normally and legally responsible for devising a system of minimizing occurrences of ineffective and unlawful nursing practice. of 2002 . the Rules and Regulations Implementing the Philippine Nursing Act. skills. be responsible in providing favorable environment for the growth and developments of Registered Nurses in their charge. (the IRR). A.a. No. d. i. 425. and attitudes to effectively render appropriate nursing services through variedlearning situations. c. h. be aware of their duties and responsibilities in the practice of their profession as defined in the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002 and the IRR. No. known as the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002 and Board Res. ensure that patients records shall be available only if they are to be issued to those who are professionally and directly involved in their care and . 9173 . acquire and develop the necessary competence in knowledge. j . Series of 2003 .

. ethical. Ethical Principle 4.when they are required by law. c. Guidelines to be observed: REGISTERED Nurses must a. Registered Nurses are the advocates of the patients: they shall take appropriate steps to safeguard their rights and privileges. respect the Patients Bill of Rights in the delivery of nursing care. provide the patients or their families with all pertinent information except those which may be deemed harmful to their well-being. Registered Nurses are aware that their actions have professional. Ethical Principle 5 . SECTION 10. uphold the patients rights when conflict arises regarding management of their care. moral. SECTION 8. b.

a co-nurse or another health care worker. etc. SECTION 11. favor or hospitality which might be interpreted as capitalizing on patients. e. residence or workplace. seductive behavior.and legal dimensions.). measures.e. rules regulations. ARTICLE IV . and generally accepted principles of moral conduct and proper decorum. avoid any abuse of the privilege relationship which exists with patients and of the privilege access allowed to their property. d. perform their professional duties in conformity with existing laws. fee or other compensations to the one referring or recommending a patient to them for nursing care. They strive to perform their work in the best interest of all concerned. fee or emolument for recommending or referring a patient to a physician. not to pay any commission. not demand and receive any commission. Guidelines to be observed: REGISTERED Nurses must: a. decline any gift. c. indecent exposure. not allow themselves to be used in advertisement that should demean the image of the profession (i. b. violation of dress code.

actively participate in professional organizations. e. 2. maintain their professional role/identity while working with other members of the health team. conform with group activities as those of a health team should be based on acceptable. b. contribute to the professional growth and development of other members of the health team. c. d. Guidelines to be observed: REGISTERED Nurses must a. . not act in any manner prejudicial to other professions. ethico-legal statndards. The Registered Nurse maintains collegial and collaborative working relationship with colleagues and other health care providers. Ethical Principles 1 . The Registered Nurse is in solidarity with other members of the healthcare team in working for the patient s best interest. SECTION 13.REGISTERED NURSES AND CO-WORKERS SECTION 12.

The establishment of linkages with the public in promoting local. AND ENVIRONMENT SECTION 14. and promotion of healthy environment shall be a commitment of a Registered Nurse. and procedures. or not do anything that will bring discredit to a colleague and to any member of other professions. honor and safeguard the reputation and dignity of the members of nursing and other professions. The preservation of life. 2. refrain from making unfair and unwarranted comments or criticisms on their competence. SECTION 15.f. g. and international efforts to meet health and social needs of the people as a contributing member of society is a noble concern of a Registered Nurse. respect for human rights. SOCIETY. conduct. national. ARTICLE V REGISTERED NURSES. Ethical Principles 1 . Guidelines to be observed: . respect the rights of their co-workers.

b. actively participate in programs.REGISTERED Nurses must a. be involved in community concerns. be equipped with knowledge of health resources within the community. and other professional organizations of which the Registered Nurse is a member is a lofty duty. e. as such. and activities that respond to the problems of society. ARTICLE VI REGISTERED NURSES AND THE PROFESSION SECTION 16. be conscious of their obligations as citizens and. project an image that will uplift the nursing profession at all times. 2. Compliance with the by-laws of the accredited professional organization (PNA). Maintainance of loyalty to the nursing profession and preservation of its integrity are ideal. projects. Ethical Principles: 1 . lead their lives in conformity with the principles of right conduct and proper decorum. d. c. and take active roles in primary health care. .

Guidelines to be observed: Registered Nurses must a. . SECTION 17. d. e. c. participate actively in the growth and development of the nursing profession. c. Commitment to continual learning and active participation in the development and growth of the profession are commendable obligations. and take active roles in primary health care. strictly adhere to the nursing standards. Contribution to the improvement of the socio-economic conditions and general welfare of nurses through appropriate legislation is a practice and a visionary mission. b. be equipped with knowledge of health resources within the community. d. and activities that respond to the problems of society. project an image that will uplift the nursing profession at all times.3 . actively participate in programs. 4. projects. lead their lives in conformity with the principles of right conduct and proper decorum. be members of the Accredited Professional Organization (PNA) . strive to secure equitable socio-economic and work conditions in nursing PRC-BN b.

2. 3 . and other professional organizations of which the Registered Nurse is a member is a lofty duty. Compliance with the by-laws of the accredited professional organization (PNA). SECTION 17. Ethical Principles: 1 . 4. Commitment to continual learning and active participation in the development and growth of the profession are commendable obligations. Guidelines to be observed: Registered Nurses must . Contribution to the improvement of the socio-economic conditions and general welfare of nurses through appropriate legislation is a practice and a visionary mission.ARTICLE VI REGISTERED NURSES AND THE PROFESSION SECTION 16. Maintainance of loyalty to the nursing profession and preservation of its integrity are ideal.

REPEALING CLAUSE. d. AND EFFECTIVITY SECTION 18. b. the IRR. c. Art. 425. 23 (f). . 23 (f). 877 and PPRC-BN b. be equipped with knowledge of health resources within the community. IV of R. e. assert for the implementation of labor and work standards. A. A. No. No. 9173 and Sec. SECTION 19. Rule III of Board Res. participate actively in the growth and development of the nursing profession. No. ARTICLE VII ADMINISTRATIVE PENALITIES. strive to secure equitable socio-economic and work conditions in nursing through appropriate legislation and other means. be members of the Accredited Professional Organization (PNA) . strictly adhere to the nursing standards. and take active roles in primary health care. The Certificate of Registration of Registered Nurse shall either be revoked or suspended for violation of any provisions of this Code pursuant to Sec.a. Series of 2003 . The Amended Code of Ethics promulgated pursuant to R.

Maintainance of loyalty to the nursing profession and preservation of its integrity are ideal. Ethical Principles: 1 . lead their lives in conformity with the principles of right conduct and proper decorum. Contribution to the improvement of the socio-economic conditions and general welfare of nurses through appropriate legislation is a practice and a visionary mission. 3 . projects. and activities that respond to the problems of society. . and other professional organizations of which the Registered Nurse is a member is a lofty duty. Compliance with the by-laws of the accredited professional organization (PNA). actively participate in programs. project an image that will uplift the nursing profession at all times. 4.c. e. ARTICLE VI REGISTERED NURSES AND THE PROFESSION SECTION 16. Commitment to continual learning and active participation in the development and growth of the profession are commendable obligations. 2. d.

The Certificate of Registration of Registered Nurse shall either be revoked or suspended for violation of any provisions of this Code pursuant to Sec. b. strictly adhere to the nursing standards.SECTION 17. 9173 and Sec. e. strive to secure equitable socio-economic and work conditions in nursing through appropriate legislation and other means. be members of the Accredited Professional Organization (PNA) . ARTICLE VII ADMINISTRATIVE PENALITIES. REPEALING CLAUSE. assert for the implementation of labor and work standards. . Series of 2003 . Art. No. Guidelines to be observed: Registered Nurses must a. the IRR. participate actively in the growth and development of the nursing profession. AND EFFECTIVITY SECTION 18. 425. 23 (f). IV of R. c. Rule III of Board Res. A. No. d. 23 (f).

2004. CAWAON Member . SECTION 20. FERNANDEZ Member (original signed) LETTY G.SECTION 19. KUAN Member (original signed) ANESIA B. 223 is accordingly repealed or superseded by the herein Code. 877 and P. The Amended Code of Ethics promulgated pursuant to R. A.D. This Code of Ethics for Nurses shall take effect after fifteen (15) days from its full and complete publication in the Official Gazette or in any newspapers of general circulation. No. (original signed) EUFEMIA F. Done in the City of Manila. No. DIONISIO Member (original signed) FLORENCE C. this 14th day of July. OCTAVIANO Chairman (original signed) REMEDIOS L.

DELA REA Commissioner (original signed) LEONOR TRIPON-ROSERO Commissioner O-COMMI/D-SRB/PRB-NRS CGA/sat/edz/ecz ethics:doc.ATTESTED: (original signed) CARLOS G. Professional Regulatory Boards APPROVED: (original signed) ANTONIETA FORTUNA-IBE Chairperson (original signed) AVELINA A. ALMELOR Secretary. .

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